Fish on acid? Microdosing zebrafish with LSD shows its potential benefits for humans
New research suggests that microdosing doesn’t cause withdrawal symptoms. But can it ease withdrawals from other substances?
MacEwan University researchers found that zebrafish showed increased anxiety behaviour during withdrawal from alcohol, consistent with symptoms that humans experience.
However, when the zebrafish were given microdoses of LSD for 10 days (by putting them in a “dosing tank” for a precise period of time), there were no observed behavioural changes. This indicates that microdosing is not addictive and does not cause withdrawal symptoms.
A study that’s currently underway will examine LSD microdoses on alcohol withdrawal symptoms.